The Mongolian National Team racer, Tuguldur Tuulkhangai, lead early today, charging to the head of the lead pack. At the top of the next major climb at 50 kilometers, it was the Mongolian followed by Zamora (Buff), Hovey (MBC-Orbea-SMP), and Wallace (Kona), followed by Hagener and Salleh (Chiru-WTB), and Paelinck (Reevax). Sneddon and Wicks (Kona) were about three minutes back due to a flat tire. The pair quickly made up the time, though, and 10 kilometers later it was just Hovey, Zamora and the three Kona riders. This stayed the same for the last 40 kilometers ending in a five person sprint to the finish. Barry Wicks was first to the line, followed by his teammates, Kris Sneddon and Cory Wallace. Wallace still holds the overall lead and is looking strong, especially with the ongoing support of his teammates.
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